Nagaland is a state in northeast India. Nagaland became the 16th state of India on 1st December 1963. Nagaland State was formed from the erstwhile Naga Hills Tuensang Area (NHTA). Nagaland was formed with three districts, namely Kohima, Mokokchung and Tuensang. According to the 2011 Census, there were 11 district in Nagaland. And as of 2022, there are 16 districts in Nagaland.
- Total area of Nagaland State is 16,579 Sq Km.
- The population of Nagaland state is 19,78,502.
- 71.14% of the population live in rural areas.
- The density of population is 119 per sq.km.
List of Districts in Nagaland – Area, Population, Density, Literacy (Census 2011)
|#||District||Year Formed||Area (Sq.KM)||Population(2011)||Density(2011)||Sex Ratio(2011)||Literacy(2011)|
Largest & Smallest District in Nagaland by Area (Census 2011)
- Largest District by Area: Tuensang (2536 sq. km) *
- Smallest District by Area: Longleng (562 sq. km)
*The above data is as per Census 2011. Since there are several districts carved out of the erstwhile Tuensang district, the area of Tuensang district would be reduced as of 2022. Likewise for other parameters such as population, density, etc.
Largest & Smallest District in Nagaland by Population (Census 2011)
- Largest District by Population: Dimapur (3,78,811 persons)
- Smallest District by Population: Longleng (50,484 persons)
Nagaland District with Highest and Lowest Population Density (Census 2011)
- District with highest Population Density: Dimapur (409 persons per sq. km)
- District with lowest Population Density: Peren ( 58 persons per sq. km)
Nagaland District with Highest & Lowest Literacy rate (Census 2011)
- District with highest Literacy : Mokokchung (91.62%)
- District with lowest Literacy : Mon (56.99%)
Nagaland District with Highest & Lowest Sex Ratio (Census 2011)
- District with highest Sex Ratio: Zunheboto (976 females per 1000 males)
- District with lowest Sex Ratio: Mon (899 females per 1000 males)
As of 2022, there are 16 districts in Nagaland.
|4||Mon||1973 (carved out of Tuensang)|
|5||Wokha||1973(carved out of Mokokchung )|
|6||Phek||1973 (carved out of Kohima)|
|7||Zunheboto||1973 (carved out of Mokokchung )|
|8||Dimapur||1997 (carved out of Kohima)|
|9||Peren||2004 (carved out of Kohima)|
|10||Kiphire||2004 (carved out of Tuensang)|
|11||Longleng||2004 (carved out of Tuensang)|
|12||Noklak||2020 (carved out of Tuensang)|
|13||Tseminyu||2021 (carved out of Kohima)|
|14||Niuland||2021 (carved out of Dimapur)|
|15||Chumoukedima||2021 (carved out of Dimapur)|
|16||Shamator||2022 (carved out of Tuensang)|